Wednesday, December 15, 2010


December 1, 2010-

Boston has been unseasonably warm this year. So warm, that many Bostonians prematurely nest when reads 32 degrees.

Ahem. (On a cold day off you will find me snuggled under the covers until an hour I don't want to pixelize on the internet due to shame.)

While the bonus of this season has been that Ye Olde Winter Beater Bikes are still in storage, it means that when the fates align and a cold day matches up with an event, attendence is sparse.

December 1st was one of these exceptional days, dipping below the 30 degree mark. Our faithful heroes Gavin Heverly and Joe Boudreau worried about attendance for their GOOD dance night.

But of course, against all odds, people started filing in at 11:15--and stayed until the Model closed its doors for the evening.

So essentially if my past posts haven't been testaments enough for these two DJs, I hope this little anecdote adds additional incentive for you to check it out.

These are just a few of my favorite photographs from the evening, the rest will be posted on GOOD's facebook page and blog.


Model employee Ryan kicks it up a notch on the dance floor. Seriously, this guy looks exactly like Russel Crowe circa "The Thing".

Model DJ and regular Tully dances like he's never danced before.

Freezepop's Sean Drinkwater caught in conversation.

Some serious acting out of Real Life's "Angel".

James freaking out on the dance floor!

The next GOOD is December 19th. SEE YOU THERE!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Boston Hardcore in Providence

December 3, 2010:

Let me premise this with I know NOTHING about Boston Hardcore. Nada. Neinte. It wasn't until about two years ago when I found out my landlord is the ex bassist of Gang Green that I even knew who Gang Green was.

So the past six months I've been going to a lot of shows that are nostalgic walks down memory lane for Boston born and breds. For me it was auditorially bad ass and anthropologically fascinating.

We got to Providence just in time for the second to last band: an awesome pop punk outfit called Man Overboard.

I did not spend my high school years listening to H20 on steady repeat, so while I was enjoying the maiden H20 voyage, people in the crowd were screaming the lyrics with such gusto their words resonated at the same volume as the microphoned lead singer. They. Were. Amazing.

My dude, despite being in tear-staking back pain, ended up crowd surfing and jumping back to back like a gazelle in the mosh pit for about 20 minutes. Nothing like seeing the man who is my rock freaking out with such fervor that could only be challenged by a 16-year old boy.

The past few months have been filled with incredibly shows--hope this trend will continue!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Give your Wednesday nights some SUBSTANCE!

November 24, 2010--

Dance photography continues to be part of my photographic freelancer curriculum. I really enjoy how unique each space is and challenging myself to capture ephemeral moments of glee from my friends and new acquaintances. Not to mention that the experience provides ample experimentation with shutter speeds and flash, FUN FUN FUN!

Photography exhibition of Rockstars and their children!

GOOD has crossed the river over to Cambridge, MA and now graces Zuzu one Wednesday a month with a new dance night--Substance. Whereas Bangers and GOOD are a myriad of musical influences from Annie to Voivod, Substance is primarily a synth-pop night cranking tunes that will make even the wallest of wallflowers step out onto the dance floor and work up a sweat. The place was positively throbbing with dance party energy, even those set at their barstool stations couldn't help but slug back a beer in a rhythm to the beat!

Here are a few images from the night, check out the GOOD blog for more shots and hopefully see you there December 23rd!

Dance floor festering with crazy lights and dancy beats.

Joe and Gavin are in the DJ booth, makin' you dance.

Viva Viva lead singer Dave Cave giving the camera some SERIOUS sass.

Rehydrating after an eventful night of making people dance!

As per usual, the DJs put some of the dancers in the mood...

Constanza and Geekhouse Bikes owner Marty Walsh.

Shandra dancing.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Geekhouse Cyclcross Party--2010

Last Monday my friend Marty Walsh threw his annual Cyclecross party at Cambridge's Middlesex Lounge. Men in women in loud pink and green colored lycra kits danced the night away after a impressive display of strength, mental fitness and beer consumption in the Bold Sprints competition.

Joshua Robot races HARD.



Omnious Observers.

Royal H frame builder Brian Hollingsworth races Icarus's Ian Sutton.

Marty Walsh getting cheered (?!)

More racing!

Marianna, the winner of the women's sprints!


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Fashionistas, Yogis and Designers--OH MY!

November 2010--

My friend and recently voted fashion cream of the crop in Boston Naomi Mirando contacted me a few weeks ago about shooting Doreen Hing, a Boston-based fashionista with a knack for designing yoga accessories. Plank, her company, combines her cheeky British humor with swanky designs that yoga and fashion enthusiasts a like can agree on. FINALLY, a line of Yoga accessories that don't make me feel like envisioning Tevas, Whole foods and ill fitting pants in earthen tones everytime I enunciate the word Yoga. She spent the weekend of November 12th at the Louis Boston waterfront location with one mission: to get as many passer byers as possible to participate in a quick, refreshing 30-minute yoga sesh.


OBJECTION. What if they are not attired in proper stretchy garb.

*Ahem.* May I divert your pessimistic attention to..

THIS. Four plus inch heels. In a dress. Doreen is trying to show both the yoga and fashion worlds that both the active and the suave can coexist in one harmonic moment. There's no need for a specialization in wardrobe as far as yoga is concerned--you have a spare minute in your office?

No. Big. Deal.

Out with your friends, say on a leisurely stroll at the waterfront?

Sport a lotus for a moment of careful contemplation.

Worried your kids will impede on your practice?

...don't knock it until you try it.

Here are some of her new products and totes. Check her out!

Doreen with her cheeky, one of a kind yoga mats.

Purse/cell phone carrier.


Projects, Projects AND MORE PROJECTS

Summer/Fall 2010--

Wow. It's been far far too long since I've updated this. I promised myself I would try to create an update every two weeks, at minimum, to ensure that I'm really pushing myself photographically, but obviously the former has taken over the latter.

The past few months have been incredibly busy. In between the ceaseless job hunt, working at cafenation, interning with Proxy Apparel, starting my total website overhaul (stay tuned!!!) and being the SICKEST of my life (by sick, I do not mean "sick swells bra lets go down to the beach and hang ten with our bros super excellent happy time" sick that's familiar in my native land of San Diego, but sick "Oh hey, going to faint once every few days, be unable to exercise and essentially read the LOTR trilogy for a summer" sick), it's been crammed.

Good news: Projects A PLENTY!

Bad news: Confronting the harsh reality that my unrealistic aspirations of becoming a financial and employd rock mere months after graduating college are totally unfeasible.

A few posts ago, I introduced Gavin's dance night love child--GOOD. Good has become GREAT, drawing a eclectic crowd of Allston socialites, alcoholics, fashionistas, cyclists and musicians like zombies to flesh carrion. The turnout has been incredible, and I've been able to try my hand at more party photography, which has proven to be as awesome and ephemeral as I could've hoped, satiating my ADD.

Boston courier Ben getting rowdy.

Guest DJ and Bodega babe Caitlin getting spicy in her FABULOUS leopard onesie.

Fibers artist Hanna dancing about on the model dance floor.

Caitlin was so kind as to take a picture of one of my besties Hanna, myself and good friend Olivia being cutesy.

Well, those are the highlights from last time. I've got some more interesting shots all up on my harddrive that I'll post sometime in the near future for a "best of".

Until then, check out the Model Cafe every other Sunday (this Sunday) and usually the last Thursday of every month for their sister event--BANGERS.

ALSO--GAVIN AND JOE ARE CROSSING OVER THE CHARLES RIVER INTO CAMBRIDGE FOR SUBSTANCE, at Zuzu on Mass Ave. Wednesday before Thanksgiving is the debut evening, so I hope to see you all there!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Proxy Codman Farm Adventure!

August 2010-

Proxy Apparel uses fashion to entice its customers to think sustainably, not only in terms of fashion but their everyday lifestyles. With sustainability in mind, Proxy has joined forces with local farms to create a Fall Fashion Tour circuit, synthesizing the sustainable fashion and foods world into one big awesome awareness fest.

Over the past two months I have had the opportunity to visit the farm twice to learn about sustainable meat production and canoodle with a variety of cute critters.

Entrance to the main farm office/store.

Both the admission fees and store products are honesty policy--there is no fee police stationed at the quaint locally made collection boxes to ensure you have paid the proper amount of money.

In order to increase income, Codman Farms also loans their services (and farm equipment) to local fields and farms to till, cut or mow whatever needs a little maintenance.

Timid farm go-er carefully describes, in great detail, which pig is the momma and which one is the daddy.

Ducks were abounding at the farm the first time I went with the other proxy ladies. If you're in the market for a duck, feel free to stop on by--they give them away!

I even got the opportunity to talk to Codman Farm Director Jen James about sustainable meat: